Skip to comments.Obama Demands More War-making Powers from Congress
Posted on 04/04/2012 8:21:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The Obama administration wants Congress to grant it even broader authority and more funding to send U.S. troops on missions around the world dealing with everything from terror and narcotics to supporting national governments facing opposition and law enforcement operations, senior Defense Department officials told a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. And lawmakers seemed happy to comply.
According to the administration, the line between terrorism and crime is becoming increasingly blurry. And so, the Pentagon officials claimed, legislation is needed to further blur the line between national defense and law enforcement. More power should also be granted to allow U.S. troops to intervene at home and abroad even more frequently than they already do.
"Most of the authorities that we have right now are narrowly construed to counter-terrorism, said Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Michael Sheehan (above left) in a hearing with legislators on the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. I think for some countries we may need a little bit more flexibility to go in there."
Sheehan, citing Obamas new strategy policies, said that the Defense Department would like to begin integrating its terror, drug trafficking, and transnational crime operations to make better use of resources. He also noted that the U.S. governments propaganda apparatus or its effort to shape the global information and ideas environment, in Sheehans words would become increasingly important going forward.
But further blending traditional civilian law enforcement with raw military power will be crucial to implementing the administrations terror and security strategy, Sheehan alleged. In order to confront increasingly networked threats, we need to be increasingly networked as a government, he explained. Active threat networks will exploit the limitations the U.S. government often faces because of separate agency authorities, budgets and institutional cultures.
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And why does he want this?
And they called Bush a warmonger.
And why does he want this?
He’s been waging economic and political war on US citizens, why not a real one?
You have to ask?
Where are the code pink protests?
To kill and oppress Christians and Jews - der!
They can sharpen it up again by laying off the recreational drugs for a while.
And his budget cuts 100 billion out of the Pentagon every year. It’s as if we’re being set up for a fall.
LOOK OUT MEXICO, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA.
MARINES AND ARMY AND NAVY HEADED YOUR WAY NOW.
He's getting ready to set the Muslim Brotherhood up with Arizona.
Thanks, dumb-arse Obama voters!
Because he is the one! People come out of your slumber!
No need to ask — this is a fallback position to be able to start a war as a last ditch effort to get re-elected. You know — the old “why change horses in the middle of the stream...er, the middle of a war?”
Obama is fooling nobody. He would start a war to remain in the White House. He is that fanatic.
And he’s claimed the authority to have any one of us detained forever or assassinated, no questions asked. If he uses covert methods such as the heart attack dart, we could all die like Breitbart and nobody would even know to ask questions. Not that they’d ever get answers anyway. No reasons necessary, since nobody can question the reasons anyway.
I’ve come to realize that I have no earthly protection from these thugs. If they want to kill me they’ll kill me. My body, that is. They can never kill my soul; they can only give me an early vacation from this hell-hole they’ve created.
The Hell-hole they’ll eventually end up in doesn’t allow vacations.
I'm pretty sure he's planning to invade Texas.
Posse Comitatus for domestic issues.
Constitution and Congress for international issues.